Friday, August 16, 2013

next up... fabric dyeing

today i got an email from Dharma Trading Co. introducing a new dye product from Jacquard, called SolarFast which sounded interesting enough that i decided to order some!  i'm getting started on the next quilt which will be for my sweet grandgirl's 11th birthday.  we were fabric shopping with her mom when i was in Duvall last week and i noticed she was really drawn to greens... also to flannel.  so the quilt will be green with some turquoise and purples accents, and with flannel for the backing and maybe the binding.  after pulling all the fabrics from my stash which i thought might possibly work, i found a serious lack of greens, both solid and subtle prints.  so, besides going to a sale at Pine Needle in Lake Oswego on sunday, i'll try this solar dyeing thing while we have sun!!  i think this is the perfect plan.  stay tuned.....

Introducing: SolarFast!
SolarFast dyes from Jacquard are a whole new way to sun print! Create cyanotype-like prints, photograms, continuous tone photographs, shadow prints, ombr├Ęs and more on fabric and paper. SolarFast is also great for painting, tie-dyeing, screen printing, stamping, and batik! Available in 14 intermixable colors!

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